At the Official Comic-Con Blog, Steve Lieber reviews our first ALACK SINNER book: “Munoz’s influence can be felt throughout today’s comics, but there’s no other work like this out there. No one else puts so much emotion on the page, or tells stories with this much rage and empathy and pain. I hope you’ll take […]
The Slings & Arrows Graphic Novel Guide has published a rave review of Carlos’ Giménez’s seminal book: “Paracuellos is a prime example of the power comics can have in their apparent simplicity…Despite the seemingly cartoon like style of the stories and the dark humour throughout, the comic achieves what [Scott] McCloud refers to as ‘amplification […]
Here’s a fantastic interview with Jose Muñoz from Alex Dueben at the Comics Journal. And here’s the cover to the second Alack Sinner collection, which is on the publishing schedule for May 2018.
We received an advance copy of Fable of Venice from the printer. For fans who remember the 1981 NBM edition (the only English version available until now), you should be thrilled at how much better our new edition looks. Here’s a comparison so you can see how much art was actually missing in the old […]
We spent a few enjoyable hours last night hanging out with Corto and his pal Rasputin. Not in person, mind you (which would be a little difficult), but in playing the CORTO board game that was published a few years ago. We’re not board game geeks, so can’t speak to how it rates in the […]
The lion statues guarding the Venice Arsenal are an important part of the city’s history. The lions—and the inscriptions on them— also play a key role in Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese adventure, Fable of Venice. Simone Castaldi, our Corto co-translator, was in Venice recently and went to check out the lions first hand to see […]
We had the pleasure of seeing Rubén Pellejero and his wife Mercè at a dinner with the fine folks at Casterman, where Rubén also introduced us to Juan Diaz Canales, his co-creator on the new Corto Maltese stories.
Dean Mullaney and Rubén Pellejero in Barcelona in June—meeting each other for the first time. Dean and Lorraine Turner met with Rubén, his wife Mercé, and her sister Núria (who graciously translated for everyone—thanks, Núria!). Rubén floored Dean by presenting him with a page of original art from the epic Dieter Lumpen story, “The Reaper’s […]